A Guide to the Papers of William Faulkner, 1824-1964 Faulkner, William, Papers 8425-b

A Guide to the Papers of William Faulkner, 1824-1964

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Accession Number 8425 -b


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
8425 -b
Title
Papers of William Faulkner, 1824-1964
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of ca. 120 items.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Papers of William Faulkner, Accession #8425-b, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift of Linton Massey on 14 August 1967.


Scope and Content Information

The bulk of the papers consist of Falkner [sic] family papers, 1824-1964, the Mississippi ancestors of William Faulkner. These include bills receipts, indentures and certificates of election of John Wesley Thompson Falkner, William C. Falkner, and John Wesley Thompson. Of interest are a number of receipts for the sale of slaves.

Contents List

"A Nosegay" by Justiania Word, Jr., 1 p. on 1 l. 1824 May 1
AMsS
John Wesley Thompson to Justiania D. Thompson, 4 p. on 2 l. 1834 August 20
ALS
John Wesley Thompson to Justiania D. Thompson, 2 p. on 1 l. 1834 September 20
ALS
Justiania Thompson to John Wesley Thompson, and his reply, 3 p. on 1 l. 1834 October 12
ALS
Indictment of John W. Thompson et al for (copied 1835 October 31) murder, with notation of the innocence, 1834 October
3 p. on 2 l. ADS
Beginning "Jehovah Jove . . ." by William Adams [1839?] June 29
2 p. on 1 l. AMs

poem

Certificate of John Wesley Thompson's election as District Attorney, 1 p. 1841 November 13
ADS
Receipts for state, county, and federal taxes 1846-1868
18 items. Receipts
A. Biggs to John Wesley Thompson 1849 July 27
1 p. on 1 l. Receipt
F. T. Leak to John W. Thompson 1852 January
1 p. on 1 l. Receipt for the sale of "Emily a mulatto girl slave."
Legal notice by William C. Falkner, Presidential Election of 1884, & miscellaneous items 1855-1884
6 items. Newspaper clippings
Receipts for state, county taxes for William M. Prince 1856-1858
3 items. Receipts
Sirene S. Sweeten to John W. Thompson for payment for a slave 1857 January 7
1 p. on 1 l. Receipt
James B. Ellis to John W. Thompson, slave receipt 1857 March 15
1 p. on 1 l. Receipt
William C. Falkner to John W. Thompson, for a slave 1857 March 21
1 p. on 1 l. Receipt
John W. Thompson's shareholders certificate in Book and Tract Society 1859 July 13
1 p. on 1 l. ADS
G. W. Humphrey to M. Carpenter 1869 March 30
1 p. on 1 l. ANS
Indenture between G. M. Maddox and John W. Thompson 1871 July 18
4 p. on 1 l. ADS
Agreement between William C. Falkner and John W. T. Falkner 1872 December 6
4 p. on 1 l. ADS
Agreement between John Thompson and John W. T. Falkner 1873 February 6
3 p. on 1 l. ADS
Agreement between John W. Thompson and Justiania Thompson and John W. T. Falkner 1873 February 6
4 p. on 1 l. ADS
Notes on John Wesley Thompson's birth and death dates; business card of Thompson & Falkner [1873?]
Notes
Chiefly canceled checks drawn by J. W. T. Falkner or Hall & Falkner, and envelope bearing notation regarding bonds 1873-1920
19 items. Checks, etc.
J. A. Williams [?] to J. M. Phipps covering a copy of a land patent 1880 May 27
1 p. on 1 l. LS
$100 note of W. A. Crum to Dillard & Coffin 1880 October 2
2 p. on 1 l. ANS
Agreement between W. C. Falkner and W. L. Nugent and J. S. Hamilton 1889 July 2
3 p. on 2 l. ADS(copy)
Agreement between John W. T. Falkner for W. C. Falkner with W. L. Nugent and J. S. Hamilton 1889 July 2
3 p. on 2 l. AD(copy)
W. M. Stone General Land Office to Howry & Falkner 1889 September 14
1 p. on 1 l. ALS
Lewis A. Groff, General Land Office to Howry & Falkner 1889 October 12
1 p. on 1 l. LS
"Letters Testamentary" for the Estate of William C. Falkner 1889 November
2 p. ADS
William C. Falkner with Nicholas Williams & Co. 1889
4 p. on 4 l. Accounts
John W. T. Falkner's election as state legislator 1891 December 1
1 p. on 1 l. Certificate
John W. T. Falkner's election as state senator 1895 November 7
1 p. on 1 l. Certificate
John W. T. Falkner's election as state senator 1895 November 15
1 p. on 1 l. Certificate
John W. T. Falkner's appointment as a Trustee of the University of Mississippi 1896 March 25
1 p. on 1 l. Certificate
Letter of appointment of John W. T. Falkner from Judson Hormon 1896 June 16
2 p. on 1 l. TLS
Regarding extension of the Gulf and Chicago Railroad 1897
4 items. Miscellaneous
Receipt to J. W. T. Falkner as Attorney for the University of Mississippi 1898 June 24
1 p. on 1 l. Receipt
J. W. T. Falkner's election as state senator 1899 November 20
1 p. on 1 l. Certificate
Receipt to J. W. T. Falkner, Attorney for the University of Mississippi 1899 December 27
1 p. on 1 l. Receipt
Miscellaneous notes of [J. W. T. Thompson?] 189[?]
4 p. on 2 l. Notes
J. W. T. Falkner's 10th Annual Report as Executor of Col. William C. Falkner 1900 May
6 p. on 6 l. Typescript
J. W. T. Falkner's appointment as a Delegate to the Southern Industrial Convention 1900 October 24
1 p. on 1 l. Certificate
J. W. T. Falkner's 11th Annual Report as Executor of Col. William C. Falkner 1901 May
7 p. on 6 l. Typescript
J. W. T. Falkner's election as an Alderman of the town of Oxford, Mississippi 1902 March 2
1 p. on 1 l. Certificate
Claim against estate of T. E. Harris by Mrs. L. Yates; attached note for $500 1906 May 29
2 items. Legal Papers
Bank statements and canceled checks of J. W. T. Falkner 1915-1916
19 items. Bank statements & checks
Assignment of an insurance policy to J. W. T. Falkner 1916
3 items. Insurance policy
"Assessments of Solvent Credits, Money on Hand, on Deposit or Loaned as Shown by the Records," for J. W. T. Falkner 1917 December 28
1 p. on 1 l. Document
Receipt for machinery purchased from Patton & Taylor 1920 May 19
1 p. on 1 l. Receipt
Sallie Burus to Sallie Murry, enclosing notes on the "Falkner-Thurmond Affair," 1964 January 23
4 p. on 2 l. ALS
Regarding debts due J. W. T. Falkner n. d.
2 p. on 1 l. Notes
2 poems by [J. W. Thompson?] n. d.
4 p. on 2 l. AMs
William C. Falkner, Novelist, from publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, by A. L. Bondurant; inscribed by author, with envelope addressed to Mrs. R. X. Williams from S. F. Burus, 1964 May 2. n. d.
15 p. on 8 l. Reprint